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Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC)

SAREC hard-sided high tunnel

This project was initiated during the Fall of 2010 (completed frame structure) and the Spring of 2011 (added the poly cover). It is a modified version of the 16-ft x 32-ft Hard-Sided High Tunnel (scaled up). This project features louvered vents and a solar powered attic fan to assist in the venting of excess heat. This project was funded by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the University of Wyoming.

Project Update Provided by Kelly Greenwald, Office Associate, University of Wyoming Sustainable Agriculture Reaseach and Extension Center (SAREC), Lingle, WY.

What have you learned from growing in the High Tunnel?

Ideal conditions. We couldn’t keep up with the produce.

What changes have you made (or groups you represent) in your lifestyle(s) because of the HT – to rephrase that what ‘impact’ has the HT had on you or the groups you work with?

My family ate many more veggies during the summer because of what I was able to bring home.

What are some of the benefits you have identified of working in a HT?

No wind!!!

Would you recommend a High Tunnel (HT) to others?

Definitely. Especially if they get a drip system, timer, etc. I can’t imagine what all could be done if someone could devote full time to it.

What issues/challenges have you discovered with the HT?

Still have pest issues (grasshoppers)

Would you recommend a High Tunnel (HT) to others?

Absolutely

How has the design held up in Wyoming conditions (have you identified any issues)?

I have been amazed at how it has held up in the wind. We have had a horrible windy winter and I was over there the other day and the structure looks good.

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5124

Email: uwext@uwyo.edu

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